Federal Agencies, Agency Memos & Announcements

USCIS Updates Visitor Policy and Eases Restrictions

5/27/21 AILA Doc. No. 20072930.

May 27, 2021

USCIS updated its visitor policy, noting that fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear a face covering. Individuals two years old and older who are not fully vaccinated must wear a face covering. In DHS-controlled spaces, this guidance supersedes state, local, tribal, or territorial rules and regulations regarding face coverings. USCIS also eased other requirements for fully vaccinated individuals without COVID-19 symptoms.

March 10, 2021

USCIS announced that, even though some states and municipalities have relaxed mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions, it will continue to enforce its visitor policy, including requiring all visitors two years of age or older to wear a face wearing while in USCIS facilities.

January 28, 2021

USCIS updated its visitor policy to expand restrictions on entry to USCIS offices and specify types of required face coverings in light of COVID-19.

March 27, 2020

USCIS issued a visitor policy in light of COVID-19, requiring all applicants, petitioners, and visitors over the age of two to wear face coverings while in a USCIS office until further notice. USCIS is also placing limitations on who can accompany applicants with scheduled appointments and prohibiting guests at naturalization ceremonies. Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter a USCIS office.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20072930.